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Old 11-30-2011   #1
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Made in USA ?

Looking for quality outer gear, jacket and Bibs for bc travel, that is NOT made in china! Anyone got suggestions?!

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Old 11-30-2011   #2
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I've struggled with this problem too. It really pisses me off that manufacturing has gone overseas and to boot, they receive tax cuts for outsourcing! To hell with the god damned Republicans!

Anyhow, I digress, I don't have any great solutions, but there is a company that has a mix of some stuff that is made in the USA as well as others. They manufacture mainly for the military so their prices are higher than a kite. Good luck!

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Old 11-30-2011   #3
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check out TREW gear, they aren't made in China, I want to say Kathmandu?

TREW | stylish and technical ski/snowboard outerwear
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Old 11-30-2011   #4
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I use a LOKI soft shell for backcountry and non blizzard days at the resorts. Last I knew they were manufactured in Grand Junction (although they ship worldwide). I was just checking their website and it doesn't say where they are manufactured....but I believe it is still here in CO....and I have been very happy with their products.

LOKI USA - LOKI Outerwear

There is definitely something to be said for their patented built-in mittens and neck gaiter/balaclavas as well...
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Old 11-30-2011   #5
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Feathed Freinds!!!! made in Seattle, USA.
and they do custom, over stuffs and the such.
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Old 11-30-2011   #6
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I thought LOKI started making stuff in Vietnam.....

Moment has some pants and jacket that are made in the US... Freeride systems is also made in the US.
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Old 11-30-2011   #7
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Anyone know about Flylow Gear? I couldn't find it on their site.
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Old 11-30-2011   #8
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Some of the patagonia is made in the US and arc'teryx stuff is made in canada. It's not US, but at least it's not china. also some of the sunice stuff is made in canada too.
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Old 11-30-2011   #9
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Heres a link to an all American made clothing site. Below I pasted the fine print on the site so make sure the clothing is US made.
Carhartt Made in USA ; All USA Clothing

For over 119 years, Carhartt has manufactured premium workwear known for exceptional durability, comfort, quality of construction, and fit that you can feel in the fabrics and see in the performance. This historic line of clothing, up until recently, was only produced in America. However times and economies have changed leaving only a handful of pieces of Carhartt clothing made in the USA.

At All USA Clothing we support America and therefore only carry those pieces Carhartt Clothing that are still Made in USA. This clothing also has the benefit of being Union made in the USA.
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Old 11-30-2011   #10
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I hate to break it to you nicho, but Carhartt closed their last American plant a few years ago. People wouldn't spend the extra couple of bucks (literally only a couple) to get American made, so they closed it.

If you want a great, thick, heavyweight traditional sweatshirt check out Camber. ALL of their stuff is currently made in the USA, and you can't beat the quality. Camber Sportswear- Heavyweight Sweatshirts, T-Shirts and Active Clothing

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